From Pitch to Publish, Foodportunity Expression Event

Book deals.. They are everywhere.. Have you ever thought about writing a book? Or maybe you just want to play with the idea.
Or maybe you just want to hear more about it or make friends. My next event is all about that. I am excited to announce that Amy Treadwell, editor at Chronicle books is coming to town to talk about the world of publishing. Yes, the publishing house for Bakerella’s “Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats” and many other well-known cookbooks. Come listen, ask, eat and mingle. There will be bites from Twisted Cork, wine from Vin Du Lac and free parking. Space is limited.

“From Pitch to Publish”
A Foodportunity Expression Workshop
Amy Treadwell
Food & Wine Editor
Chronicle Books

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel
900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

: The next “Foodportunity” expression event will take place in Bellevue on Monday, April 25th, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel.

The guest speaker, Amy Treadwell of Chronicle Books, will offer insights into the world of publishing: a process that begins with writing a convincing book proposal. Attendees will have the opportunity for a question & answer period.

Amy Treadwell started her publishing career as a sales assistant at Chronicle Books and moved to the editorial side in 2000, where she has been editing cookbooks ever since. She recently co-authored a cookbook called Whoopie Pies.

She has worked on titles such as Cake Pops by Bakerella which hit the New York Times Bestseller List, Cooking Up A Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from the New Orleans Times-Picayune Newspaper, and the upcoming Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts cookbook.

The purpose of this Foodportunity, says series organizer Keren Brown, is to help aspiring book authors (especially writers about food-related topics) to get a more clear outline of the publishing world and how it works. Attendees are expected to include local food writers, bloggers, restaurateurs, food producers, PR professionals, companies and anyone interested in learning more about publishing books.

Previous Foodportunity events have covered food-related topics such as food styling (Delores Custer), and food writing (“Foodportunity Expression” series with Rebekah Denn and Diane Jacob).

The event will take place at the recently expanded Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The 733-room property, located in the heart of Downtown Bellevue, is known as a dynamic and versatile venue and for its luxurious accommodations. Onsite parking, will be free (for 3 hours) with a validation for registered Foodportunity guests.

Food bites will be provided courtesy of Twisted Cork. Located on the premises of the Hyatt Bellevue, Twisted Cork offers a twist on classic dishes focusing on seasonal Northwest flavors and ingredients. Wine will be provided by Vin Du Lac Winery

The event will be sponsored by the Seattle based Foodcaching Movement powered by a cloud based real-time marketing system and a free social shopping application already available for iPhone and Android smartphones. The Foodcaching Movement’s restaurant members offer consumers great value, high quality food and a fun dining experience, not just discounts. The best restaurants in Seattle stay connected with their customers by providing real-time information about special offers, new seasonal dishes, specials and promotional events. For more information please visit:

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About Foodportunity
Keren Brown, aka Frantic Foodie, conceived of the food networking idea known as Foodportunity and has held more than a dozen food-related events last year in both Seattle and Portland. Recently recognized by as “Doer of the Week”, Keren also organizes monthly events for Seattle food bloggers where she holds Q&A sessions with famous authors, tours of food companies and other events to help bloggers interact. Keren’s food events information can be found at Frantic Foodie in the Seattle PI, and on the events page of For more information, visit and follow us @foodportunityOR and #Foodprtpdx and #Foodprt.

About Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Hyatt Regency Bellevue is a AAA four-diamond hotel situated on Seattle’s Eastside, in the heart of downtown Bellevue, Washington. Nestled between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountain Range, the hotel is part of The Bellevue Collection, the Northwest’s leading shopping, dining and entertainment destination, and offers premier services and amenities to both business and leisure travelers. Recently completing a $185 million expansion, the hotel offers groups more than 70,000 square feet of flexible state-of-the-art event space – from the third largest ballroom in the state to an intimate 12-person boardroom – 733 luxuriously redesigned guestrooms, an expansive 7,000-square-foot workout complex and a comfortable, spacious lobby. For more information, please visit

About Twisted Cork and Twisted Cork Lounge
Twisted Cork and Twisted Cork Lounge offer downtown Bellevue a new look and a new menu featuring fresh, local ingredients and a ‘twist’ on the expected lounge fare. The daily breakfast at Twisted Cork offers a seasonal, rotating menu featuring some of the area’s most beloved purveyors, including Macrina Bakery and Beecher’s Cheese. In the evening, guests can enjoy tapas-style dining, cocktails and entertainment in Twisted Cork Lounge. Located off the lobby of Hyatt Regency Bellevue, the 293-seat restaurant and adjoining lounge create an open and inviting space for Bellevue residents and out-of-town guests alike.


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